Food And Other Things

A blog shouldn’t be limited to just one type of post, unless the posts are all that a person does. I enjoy so many things, so who knows what I may post on the site. 

Aldi Grocery Shopping
Aldi Grocery Shopping

Some of the guys I work with told me how much cheaper Aldi’s was on groceries, so I thought I would try it out. I have actually found that by shopping there, I have saved quite a lot of money on the old food budget. They do not have the brands of foods I used to buy, no Libby’s, Green Giant, Post… but I am finding that I can live without those specific brands. I can not say that I have tasted much difference in the food that I have purchased, although one item, (coffee to be specific) that had a bit of a ‘hang’ to it, but so far, that seems to be the only item that really wasn’t something that I could handle.

I have been trying to cook and eat much more at home these days as well. Some of my friends, relation and acquaintances on FaceBook have been posting recipes on the timeline, so I thought I would try some of them out. So far that endeavor has been quite positive, and the dishes have been pretty tasty. I have been concentrating on crock pot recipes mostly, for I am a literal mess when trying to cook, with food strung all over the counters, the floor, the ceiling…. well, you get the picture, so it is beneficial to me to cook in the crock pot.

Slow Cooker Crock Pot
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

I have been notorious about going out to eat, most meals anyway, but that isn’t very healthy for me, nor is it very conservative. I am not talking about fast food either, for I tire quickly of just tacos, hamburgers and pizza. But eating out all the time is expensive, especially if you try to do it most of the time. I did a little bit of calculating, based on minimum wage of $7.50 an hour. For a 40 hour work week, that works out to be about $300.00 a week, minus 35% taxes comes out to be about $195.00 a week take home pay. Now, if a third of those wages are applied to food, that works out to about $64.00 a week, or about $9.20 a day for food. That is $3.00 a meal, for three meals a day, which won’t even buy much of a hamburger, let alone the french fries! So, thinking about all of that, I have been trying to work out meals by creating them myself, and for about $6-7.00 a day, I can have pretty good eatings, which are quite filling and a lot better for me than the food in the restaurants!

My Surley Fat Bike
My Surley Fat Bike

Now, the next thing I need to get back into the habit of doing is to ride my bicycle more, run errands on it, and do many of the things I do in my truck while on my bicycle. I used to do that, but alas, fell out of the mainstream, but I hope to get myself working on riding more. I have a trailer that attaches to the bike, so I can even do the shopping on the bike, so actually I have no reason not to be out there enjoying the fresh air and getting back in shape.

Hope everyone has a great day, and hope that the world keeps turning as per the plan!

Gazmuth